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Vijay Diwas: 45th anniversary of 1971 war with Pakistan

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    Soldiers paying homage to martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti'

    On this day in 1971, India pulled a military victory against Pakistan. On December 16 every year, the nation remember the sacrifices of the soldiers.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occassion of 'Vijay Diwas'

    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with three Service chiefs paid tributes to the bravehearts at Amar Jawan Jyoti. He later tweeted.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occassion of 'Vijay Diwas'

    The end of the war also resulted in the creation of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    Soldiers paying homage to martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' at India Gate on the occasion of 'Vijay Diwas'

    General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, chief of Pakistani forces, with 93,000 troops surrendered unconditionally to the allied forces of Indian Army and Bangladesh's Mukti Bahini.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 'Vijay Diwas'

    The alliance was led by General Jagjit Singh Aurora. Pakistani forces surrendered in Dhaka after their defeat in the war.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaks to media after paying homage to the martyrs

    Led by Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, a 72-member delegation of war veterans and Mukti Jodahas from the neighbouring country will take part in Vijay Diwas celebrations.

  • Vijay Diwas, Amar Jawan Jyoti, 1971 Indo-Pak war, Indo-Pak
    Mukti Jodhas of Bangladesh at a group photo session at Fort William

    The end of the war also resulted in the creation of East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

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